Researchers have found oxygen-producing compounds in certain laundry detergents that could play an integral role in determining a solution for type 1 diabetes. Based out of Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, these researchers have been studying the possible way of developing bioartificial pancreas that could cure type 1 diabetes. The study showed that the excess oxygen provided by these compounds enhanced the function of insulin-producing cells during crucial process of building pancreas.
Bioartificial Pancreas Solve Several Issues for Type 1 Diabetes
This study show a remarkable progress as oxygen-producing materials are integral to the process of building bioartificial pancreas. These materials are required as oxygen will help the structure to integrate with the body seamlessly. Several researchers have been working on developing bioartificial pancreas to solve disease management for millions of diabetics around the world.
Though transplantation of entire pancreas as cure type 1 diabetes it is not yet a viable option as rarely such donations are made. Furthermore, the complicated process of finding a suitable donor and undergoing the toxic impact of anti-rejection drugs that are used for transplant has made this solution for diabetics a farfetched one.
The latest solution is focused on creating bioartificial pancreas by encapsulating insulin-generating cells in small biocompatible beads. These beads will be layered with a substance that will allow easy passage of insulin while tricking the body to believe that it is not a foreign part to prevent rejection. This method will completely eliminate the need for rejection drugs, thereby making the process of transplantation much simpler for the patient.